The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Big Bang

CPT-Symmetric Universe
Authors: Latham Boyle, Kieran Finn, and Neil Turok
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 251301 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles.
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JCCM_December_2018_01

The Variational Playground for Machine Learning in Statistical Physics

Solving Statistical Mechanics using Variational Autoregressive Networks
Authors: Dian Wu, Lei Wang, and Pan Zhang
arXiv:1809.10606

Recommended with a commentary by Giuseppe Carleo, Flatiron Institute.
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JCCM_December_2018_02

Spontaneous vortex formation and Majorana zero mode in iron based superconductor

1. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se)
Authors: J. X. Yin, Zheng Wu, J. H. Wang, Z. Y. Ye, Jing Gong, X. Y. Hou, Lei Shan, Ang Li, X. J. Liang, X. X. Wu, Li Jian, C.S. Ting, Z. Q. Wang, J. P. Hu, P. H. Hor, H. Ding and S. H. Pan
Nature Physics 11, 543 (2015)

2. Quantum anomalous vortex and Majorana zero mode without external magnetic field
Authors: Kun Jiang, Xi Dai and Ziqiang Wang
arXiv:1808.07072

3. Nature of the zero energy bound state at the surface of the topological superconductor Fe(Se,Te)
Authors: T. Machida, Y. Sun, S. Pyon, S. Takeda, Y. Kohsaka, T. Hanaguri, T. Sasagawa and T. Tamegai
arXiv:1812.08995

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee, MIT.
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JCCM_December_2018_03

A revolution in the simulations of super-cooled liquids and glasses

Models and algorithms for the next generation of glass transition studies
Authors: Andrea Ninarello, Ludovic Berthier, and Daniele Coslovich
Phys. Rev. X 7, 021039 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
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JCCM_November_2018_01

Solving metallic quantum criticality in a casino

1. Monte Carlo Studies of Quantum Critical Metals
Authors: E. Berg, S. Lederer, Y. Schattner, and S. Trebst
Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics, arXiv:1804.01988

2. Superconductivity mediated by quantum critical antiferromagnetic fluctuations: The rise and fall of hot spots
Authors: X. Wang, Y. Schattner, E. Berg, and R. M. Fernandes
Physical Review B 95, 174520 (2017)

3. Itinerant Quantum Critical Point with Fermion Pockets and Hot Spots
Authors: Z-H Liu, G. Pan, X-Y Xu, K. Sun, and Z-Y Meng
arXiv:1808.08878

Recommended with a commentary by Andrey V Chubukov, University of Minnesota.
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JCCM_November_2018_02

Electronic bands of twisted graphene layers

1. Origin of Mott Insulating Behavior and Superconductivity in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Authors: Hoi Chun Po, Liujun Zou, Ashvin Vishwanath, and T. Senthil
arXiv:1803.09742, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031089 (2018)

2. Symmetry, Maximally Localized Wannier States, and a Low-Energy Model for Twisted Bilayer Graphene Narrow Bands
Authors: Jian Kang and Oskar Vafek
arXiv:1805.04918, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031088 (2018)

3. Maximally-localized Wannier orbitals and the extended Hubbard model for the twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Mikito Koshino, Noah F. Q. Yuan, Takashi Koretsune, Masayuki Ochi, Kazuhiko Kuroki, Liang Fu
arXiv:1805.06819, Phys. Rev. X 8 031087 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, University of Manchester.
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JCCM_November_2018_03

Bad metals get ultra cold

Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system
Authors: Peter T. Brown, Debayan Mitra, Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Reza Nourafkan, Alexis Reymbaut, Simon Bergeron, A.-M. S. Tremblay, Jure Kokalj, David A. Huse, Peter Schaus, and Waseem S. Bakr
arXiv:1802.09456

Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley.
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JCCM_October_2018_01

Using nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond as in-situ sensors of band bending

Spatial mapping of band bending in semiconductor devices using in situ quantum sensors
Authors: D.A. Broadway, N. Dontschuk, A. Tsai, S. E. Lillie, C. T.-K. Lew, J. C. McCallum, B. C. Johnson, M. W. Doherty, A. Stacey, L. C. L. Hollenberg & J.-P. Tetienne
Nature Electronics 1, 502–507 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Toeno van der Sar, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology.
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JCCM_October_2018_02

Particle-hole symmetry at the half-filled Landau level

1. Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level
Authors: Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, and Ady Stern
Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017)

2. Particle-hole symmetry and electromagnetic response of a half- filled Landau level
Authors: Michael Levin and Dam Thanh Son
Phys. Rev. B 95, 125120 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside.
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JCCM_September_2018_01

A surprise in the physics of nonequilibrium interfaces

Strong coupling in conserved surface roughening: A new universality class?
Authors: F. Caballero, C. Nardini, F. van Wijland, and M. E. Cates
arXiv:1803.09525, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 020601 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
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JCCM_September_2018_02

Waiting for Room Temperature Superconductivity

1. Evidence for superconductivity above 260 K in Lanthanum superhydride at megabar pressures
Authors: Maddury Somayazulu, Muhtar Ahart, Ajay K Mishra, Zachary M. Geballe, Maria Baldini, Yue Meng, Viktor V. Struzhkin, and Russell J. Hemley
arXiv:1808.07695

2. Superconductivity at 215 K in Lanthanum hydride at high pressures
Authors: A. P. Drozdov, V. S. Minkov, S. P. Besedin, P. P. Kong, M. A. Kuzovnikov, D. A. Knyazev, and M. I. Eremets
arXiv:1808.07039

3. Potential high-Tc superconducting Lanthanum and Yttrium hydrides at high pressure
Authors: Hanyu Liu, Ivan I. Naumov, Roald Hoffmann, N. W. Ashcroft, and Russell J. Hemley
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2017 Jul 3; 114(27): 69906995

Recommended with a commentary by Chandra Varma, New York University.
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JCCM_September_2018_03

Despite noise, fractons remain unmoved

Localization in fractonic random circuits
Authors: Shriya Pai, Michael Pretko, and Rahul M. Nandkishore
arXiv:1807.09776

Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego.
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JCCM_August_2018_01

Drift or diffusion? Time periodic drive versus time correlated drive

Langevin Dynamics with Space-Time Periodic Nonequilibrium Forcing
Authors: R. Joubaud, G. A. Pavliotis, and G. Stoltz
Journal of Statistical Physics, v. 158, n. 1, pp. 1-36, 2015

Recommended with a commentary by Alexander Y. Grosberg, New York University.
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JCCM_August_2018_02

Nematic Quantum Hall Fluid Without Stripes

Pomeranchuk instability of composite Fermi liquid
Authors: K. Lee, J. Shao, E-A Kim, F.D.M. Haldane, and E. H. Rezai
arXiv:1802.08261

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University.
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JCCM_August_2018_03

The emergence of magnetism in two dimensions

1. Layer-dependent ferromagnetism in a van der Waals crystal down to the monolayer limit
Authors: B. Huang, G. Clark, E. Navarro-Moratalla, D. R. Klein, R. Cheng, K. L. Seyler, D. Zhong, E. Schmidgall, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, W. Yao, Di Xiao, P. Jarillo-Herrero, and X. Xu
Nature 546, 270 (2017)

2. Giant tunneling magnetoresistance in spin-filter van der Waals heterostructures
Authors: T. Song, X. Cai, M. W.-Y. Tu, X. Zhang, B. Huang, N. P. Wilson, K. L. Seyler, L. Zhu, Takashi Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, M. A. McGuire, D. H. Cobden, D. Xiao, W. Yao, and X. Xu
Science 360, 1214 (2018)

3. Electric-field switching of two-dimensional van der Waals magnets
Authors: S. Jiang, J. Shan and K. F. Mak
Nat. Mater. 17, 406410 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Luis Balicas, National High Magnetic Field Lab and Florida State University.
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JCCM_July_2018_01

A Big Moment for Exciton

Tunable excitons in bilayer graphene
Authors: Long Ju, Lei Wang, Ting Cao, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Steven G. Louie, Farhan Rana, Jiwoong Park, James Hone, Feng Wang, and Paul L. McEuen
Science 358, 1314 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT.
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JCCM_July_2018_02

The geometric theory of elasticity of liquid crystal polymer materials

Theory of liquid crystal elastomers and polymer networks: connection between neoclassical theory and differential geometry
Authors: Thanh-Son Nguyen and Jonathan V. Selinger
Eur. Phys. J. E (2017) 40: 76

Recommended with a commentary by Thomas R. Powers, Brown University.
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JCCM_July_2018_03

An apparent quantized thermal Hall effect in a magnetic insulator

Majorana quantization and half-integer thermal quantum Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid
Authors: Y. Kasahara, T. Ohnishi, Y. Mizukami, O. Tanaka, Sixiao Ma, K. Sugii, N. Kurita, H. Tanaka, J. Nasu, Y. Motome, T. Shibauchi, and Y. Matsuda
arXiv:1805.05022

Recommended with a commentary by Leon Balents, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB.
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JCCM_June_2018_01

A breakthrough in many body quantum chaos

1. Many-body quantum chaos: Analytic connection to random matrix theory
Authors: Pavel Kos, Marko Ljubotina, and Tomaž Prosen
Phys. Rev. X 8, 021062 (2018)

2. Exact spectral form factor in a minimal model of many body quantum chaos
Authors: Bruno Bertini, Pavel Kos, and Tomaž Prosen
arXiv:1805.00931

Recommended with a commentary by Rahul Nandkishore, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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JCCM_June_2018_02

Heat of a single electron

Imaging resonant dissipation from individual atomic defects in graphene
Authors: Dorri Halbertal, Moshe Ben Shalom, Aviram Uri, Kousik Bagani, Alexander Y. Meltzer, Ido Marcus, Yuri Myasoedov, John Birkbeck, Leonid S. Levitov, Andre K. Geim, Eli Zeldov
Science 358, 1303-1306 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Delft University of Technology.
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JCCM_May_2018_01

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